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in oprahhoma. >> we are trying to ignite that love affair that america has with america'sfounding. >> the founding fathers of america sure had -- >> reshape the united states into a progressive liberal utopia. >> for you and for me. everybody. equality, peace. >> oh, no, let's go. let's go crazy. >> let's get done. >> good to have you with us tonight, folks. have you ever been in a conversation with a conservative who comes back in any argument you may be having and says, you know what? there are absolutes. tonight's ed show is about absolutes. absolutely change taking place right here in the middle of the country surrounded by red states. tonight i'm broadcasting from minneapolis, minnesota, in the middle of the country where democrats have taken control of the house, senate and governor's office. you know, in the past year we have seen three things, fiscal change, social change and something that we never see anything under republican rule, and that's reinvestment in public education. this state is proof positive when the democrats get control, things change for the be
sponsor, mutual of america, designing customized individual and group retirement products. that's why we're your retirement company. >> welcome. the summer blitz of blockbuster movies has arrived. super heroes or lesser mortals with excellent motor skills are here to save the earth from super villains, asteroids, aliens or other disasters, natural in nature but probably induced by global warming. yes, it's another summer of excess and escapism with the thrills and chills of hollywood scaring us down to our popcorn, yet always with a happy ending. meanwhile, back here in the real world, where we actually live, the best film of the summer isn't an epic tale of horror or adventure but an eye-opening, heart-moving and mind-expanding reminder that millions of people in this richest country in the world, working men and women and their children, don't have enough to eat. the film's called "a place at the table," and it's one of the best documentaries i've seen in years. almost 50 million americans -- that's one in six -- receive food stamps. and yet recently, the house of representatives wrest
. >> what is the vision of our new covenant? an america in which middle class incomes, not middle class taxes, are going up. an america, yes, in which the wealthiest few, those making over $200,000 a year are asked to pay for their fair share. >> he won that election and then he made that promise the cornerstone of his budget, income tax on the top 1.2% of earners, the creation of a new tax bracket, 39.6% for highest incomes. he said it would help tame deficits that exploded in the reagan and bush 41 ears. ross perot made it the centerpiece of his presidential campaign, and won 20% of the vote, despite being kind of crazy. little enthusiasm for the budget clinton drew up. plenty of democrats were nervous about endorsing a tax hike and among republicans unanimous opposition because republicans were coming off a civil war of taxes. a civil war that had broken out when bush 41 cut a deal with democrats to raise them in 1990. by 1993 the anti-tax side on the fight was claiming vindication. 1993 was also the first time in 12 years democrats controlled the white house. the gop had grown far m
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